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Gondola ride available in Channel Islands Harbor
How about a romantic cruise on a gondola in one of  1Southern California's gorgeous harbors? Go just north of Los Angeles to Oxnard and you'll discover that city's newest attraction -- "Gondola Paradiso."

Guests will cruise in their own gondola through the charming Channel Islands Harbor. You'll cruise on a replica of a Venetian style gondola named the Teresa and you will, of course, have your own professional gondolier. This adventure is great for any special occasion where you want to impress your Significant Other.

For more information on the gondola go to www.gondolaparadiso.com.

 1While in the area, you can visit one of the many pristine beaches located in Oxnard and Ventura. There are miles of them and you'll want to check out Pierpont Beach and San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, and Silverstrand and Hollywood Beach in Oxnard. Another cool thing to do on the beaches is rent a bike, and you'll find rental shops right on the beach.

Also keep an eye out toward the sea when visiting Oxnard/Ventura because the Channel Islands are just 11 miles offshore. This national park has five islands -- Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara. You can see the islands by booking a tour through Island Packers through either its Ventura Harbor or Channel Islands Harbor locations.
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